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Federal prosecutors ask judge to sentence Derek Chauvin to 25 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

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Federal prosecutors asked a federal judge in the District of Minnesota on Wednesday to sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 25 years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights. Chauvi...

Ex-Minneapolis Police officer Thomas Lane pleads guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

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The former Minneapolis Police officer who held down George Floyd's legs during his fatal restraint pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter Wednesday as part of a plea deal, attorneys said. ...

Texas school shooting: Obama clobbered for linking Uvalde massacre to two-year mark of George Floyd’s murder

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Nineteen children and two teachers of Robb Elementary School were murdered by an 18-year-old gunman, who was killed during a gunfire exchange with authorities. Tuesday's tragedy is now among the worst mass shootings ...

Biden to sign police reform executive order on two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder: reports

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The executive action comes amid surging crime rates nationwide and a spate of protests in recent years over high-profile incidents involving police use of deadly force.  It also comes several months after legislation...

Ex-Minneapolis Police officer Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

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Former Minneapolis Police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter Wednesday related to his role in the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said in a...

Jury awards $14 million to demonstrators injured in Denver during protests over George Floyd’s death

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A federal jury Friday awarded $ 14 million in compensatory and punitive damages to 12 people who were injured by Denver police officers while protesting the death of George Floyd in 2020, according to court documen...

‘Rudderless’ city government faulted for Minneapolis protest response after George Floyd’s murder

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An outside review of Minneapolis' response to protests in the spring of 2020, following the murder of George Floyd by a city police officer, found widespread chaos and poor communication among city leaders that cont...

George Floyd trial: Former Minneapolis police officer says when he saw Floyd’s face, ‘He didn’t look good’

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Thomas Lane, 38, said during his federal trial that that was the first time he had seen Floyd's face since police had put the 46-year-old Black man on the ground while struggling to arrest him. Before that, as he hel...

Attorneys ask to delay state trial of officers charged in George Floyd’s death

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Prosecutors and defense attorneys representing the three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in George Floyd's death filed a joint motion on Friday, asking the court to again delay th...

George Floyd’s 4-year-old grandniece shot and injured in New Year’s Day shooting

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George Floyd's 4-year-old grandniece, Arianna Delane, was shot and injured after several shots were fired into an apartment in Houston on New Year's Day, Derrick Delane, the girl's father, told CNN affiliate KTRK. "...

George Floyd’s niece, 4, shot in Houston apartment on New Year’s Day

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The shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. in the 3300 block of Yellowstone Boulevard when several shots fired from outside came into an apartment, the Houston Police Department said.  Two adults and two children were ...

Brad Pitt to reopen storied French recording studio famed for Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’

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The "Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood" actor, 57, is set to reopen Miraval Studios – a storied recording space created French jazzman Jacques Loussier in 1977 but has gone unutilized on the 1,000-acre Château Miraval s...

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters marries for the fifth time, ties the knot with Kamilah Chavis: ‘Finally a keeper’

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The 78-year-old musician shared photos from the ceremony on social media. "I'm so happy," he captioned a handful of pictures. "Finally a keeper." "A very happy man," Waters captioned a shot of himself on the big da...

Congressional bipartisan police reform talks sparked by George Floyd’s death collapse without a deal

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a key player in the negotiations, said a deal "remains out of reach right now" despite working with law enforcement groups. When speaking with reporters, he said he told Sen. Tim Scott, R-S....

State patrol major says he believes ‘vast majority of the agency’ deleted messages related to Minneapolis protests after George Floyd’s death

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A state patrol officer said he believes the "vast majority" of the Minnesota State Patrol manually deleted emails and text messages following the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis, according to a transcript poste...

George Floyd’s sister says Chauvin sentence shows police brutality is ‘finally being taken seriously’

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George Floyd's family as well as activists and elected officials said Friday that Derek Chauvin's sentencing was a rare moment of accountability following a deadly police encounter. Bridgett Floyd, Floyd's sister an...

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